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So you changed your T-Molding... Post pics

By mcuzz

3 years ago


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“Do you change your T-Molding?”

  • Yes 14 votes
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  • No 8 votes
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#1 3 years ago

Post pics of T-Molding color changes. Are you matching the color with your powder coat?

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#2 3 years ago

Here's a few of the t-moldings that I've changed. Sorry for the poor picture quality, my basement is a bit dark. Games are Cybernaut, Cactus Jack's, and Shaq Attaq. I just received an email that the t-molding I ordered for my Super Mario Bros is at the post office, so I will hopefully be posting a pic of it in this thread soon too.

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#3 3 years ago

Those look great, I knew I wasn’t the only one.

#4 3 years ago

Here is my black edition LOTR (before the ColorDMD, but you get the idea).....

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#5 3 years ago

I replaced the black molding on Lights camera action, with some silver molding. It definitely brightens up the game:

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#6 3 years ago

The black on the LOTR looks like it should have shipped that way, great color choice!

#7 3 years ago
Quoted from mcuzz:

The black on the LOTR looks like it should have shipped that way, great color choice!

Thanks, here are a few pics of my LOTR as she now sits.

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I've also included my TRON with orange trim and T-molding. The TRON was updated before my possession. While I like it in orange, blue would look better IMO.....

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#8 3 years ago

yeah blue might look better but the orange is still way cool.
why are the top and bottom T-Moldings still silver?

#9 3 years ago
Quoted from mcuzz:

yeah blue might look better but the orange is still way cool.
why are the top and bottom T-Moldings still silver?

That's factory, don't know why whoever did it that way, but it breaks it up nicely, and also looks very Stern Spike like....

#10 3 years ago

I did my Tron cocktail in blue trim.

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#11 3 years ago

I like to match trim to armor. The gnr backglass lift panel is metal and powder coated to match. Plastic one kept breaking.

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#12 3 years ago

Speaking of T-Molding...Do I just punch T-Molding into google and buy what comes up, or is there a special size? I need to replace the molding on my Avatar. It’s all bitched up.

#13 3 years ago

Where does everyone go for T Molding Supplies?

#14 3 years ago

I get a lot of stuff from twisted quarter for arcade.

#15 3 years ago

T molding .com. Pricey but can request samples .

#16 3 years ago
Quoted from sixtyfourbits:

Here's a few of the t-moldings that I've changed. Sorry for the poor picture quality, my basement is a bit dark. Games are Cybernaut, Cactus Jack's, and Shaq Attaq. I just received an email that the t-molding I ordered for my Super Mario Bros is at the post office, so I will hopefully be posting a pic of it in this thread soon too.
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Nice, i did the same with my Cybernauts, purple t-molding looks great with the game.

other then that i put T-molding on my Grand Lizard, new gold T-molding on my Arena, and i put two small purple t-molding bits on Motordome.
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#17 3 years ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

Speaking of T-Molding...Do I just punch T-Molding into google and buy what comes up, or is there a special size? I need to replace the molding on my Avatar. It’s all bitched up.

3/4" inch is the size need. You can also check with your local parts store or distributor for T-Molding (there are 20 different colors)

#18 3 years ago
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#19 3 years ago
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#20 3 years ago

O.K. now that's impressive! really suits the theme.
Do you get any glare or distraction while playing?

#21 3 years ago
Quoted from freddy:

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Cool. Never saw that before. Fits game well.

#22 3 years ago

Mario’s done. Though I used a different brand of t molding this time and it wasn’t nearly as nice to work with. Mario doesn’t have any bends in its t molding though so it still worked well enough.
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#23 3 years ago

I never felt the need to swap T molding until I got my SW Premium. The white T molding just sticks out like a sore thumb. It is hideous whether the game is powered on or off. Black looks 1000x better. I took a picture with one white and one black.
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#24 3 years ago
Quoted from freddy:

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Hey Freddy I did mine too. I thought I was the only one. Did my RFM also.

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#25 2 years ago

Hoops, orange t-molding, before and after. Pretty easy job. Took less than 1 hour.

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#26 2 years ago

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I threw out the old black t molding..... Never thinking I'd want it for Metallica

#27 2 years ago

Both those games look like they should have been shipped like that, good work.
yeah keep your old molding, there is always another game!

#28 2 years ago

I got this game this way in a trade. I wouldnt have picked this color but its grown on me.

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#29 2 years ago
Quoted from Sinistarrett:

I got this game this way in a trade. I wouldnt have picked this color but its grown on me.
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Put some red lit flipper buttons on, it will help.

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#30 2 years ago

I changed out trim on a bunch of my games.

Did Spidey in blue to match the powder coating

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#31 2 years ago

Did purple on my Aerosmith LE

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#32 2 years ago

Looks better than the silver did

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#33 2 years ago

How many feet does the average back box take?

#34 2 years ago
Quoted from Puffdanny:

How many feet does the average back box take?

20’ is min order at t moulding . Com

#35 2 years ago
Quoted from Puffdanny:

How many feet does the average back box take?

I usually buy 8 feet for a backbox.

#36 2 years ago

Put green T-Molding on my ghostbusters, matches my powder coating perfect. I also bought for GOTG and Transformers, but it doenst quite match right so not sure if I'll use it.. I bought 5 different color rolls to see what I'd like .

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#37 2 years ago

Green is a great color for ghostbusters

#38 2 years ago
Quoted from mcuzz:

Green is a great color for ghostbusters

Isn't it mandatory?!

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#39 2 years ago

It’s not really t molding but...

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#40 2 years ago
Quoted from Scoot:

It’s not really t molding but...
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It's "T2" molding!

#41 2 years ago
Quoted from Puffdanny:

How many feet does the average back box take?

Quoted from mcuzz:

I usually buy 8 feet for a backbox.

It depends which style backbox (and which manufacturer)

I often buy 10' and have a little left over. Makes me more comfortable if I mess up a cut and have to straighten an edge.

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#42 2 years ago
Quoted from mcuzz:

Post pics of T-Molding color changes. Are you matching the color with your powder coat?[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Do you have to use any glue or it just snaps into place? Thinking on doing my Metallica like in photo. Purple on the outer edges and black in the middle.

#43 2 years ago

Purple on my GoTG Pro

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#44 2 years ago
Quoted from Jeff_PHX_AZ:

Do you have to use any glue or it just snaps into place? Thinking on doing my Metallica like in photo. Purple on the outer edges and black in the middle.

It just presses into place but run a flat blade screwdriver in the channel to clean out any wood splinters before you press the new T molding in. Make sure the channel is clean.

#45 2 years ago

Purple is the perfect color for GOTG, thanks for sharing

#46 2 years ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

I replaced the black molding on Lights camera action, with some silver molding. It definitely brightens up the game:
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Looks like molding was installed by a hammer. This is why I want to switch the chrome of my Metallica as it looks like Stern employee took anger out after finding out he had to work on Sunday while installing it with the hammered in marks throughout the molding. What you guys use to get straight cuts on the T molding? Hobby knife, straight razor or scissors?
Also, curious as to how you guys get the molding to go around round corners so smoothly? Are you guys notching out the part that goes in channel to smoothly go around rounded corners? Very nice work guys.

#47 2 years ago

If you need to hammer it in use a rubber mallet. As for the corners just cut some of the plastic from the inside off, makes the bends fit easier.

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#48 1 year ago
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#49 1 year ago
Quoted from mcuzz:

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When did you get acdc?

#50 1 year ago

You used to get this all on a premium: Star Trek was a reminder of all the feature-cutting Stern has done and made GB look plain. I felt compelled to do this.

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